Democratic Headquarters of the Desert Turning the Coachella Valley Blue Sponsored by the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee

Who are we, and what do we do?


In 2007 there were a number of Democratic organizations in Riverside County, each with its own mission and demographic makeup. We needed a hub; a central point of organization and assembly to help focus and enhance the synergy of all of our efforts. In June 2008 Democratic Headquarters of the Desert opened its doors.

For 13 years, now, we have occupied our Cathedral City office. Acting as a central hub of operations for Democrats in eastern Riverside County, we host periodic meetings of the various Democratic club presidents to bring them up to date and to help coordinate their club activities. Democrats visit or call us for assistance with voter registration and other types of local and national political activities. Our volunteers field and answer questions, register voters and assist on election days. We host phone and texting banks, set up postcard mailings for candidates and provide our facilities for Club meetings. We act as a reservation center for the many Democratic functions that occur throughout the year. During election years our office hours are extended, and on Election Day, we provide everything that is necessary to get Democratic voters to the polling stations.

We are staffed entirely by volunteers and are supported by contributions from individuals and from Democratic clubs. Our trained volunteers manage day-to-day operations, organize our activities and events, and collaborate with our local clubs and with the campaigns of Democratic candidates running for political office.

In addition, we offer our free E-mail news service called “Progressive News!” with circulation to over 1600 Democratic households in the desert area. Our first issue was published in 2013 and as of January 2021 we have published over 2,350 issues. These E-mail postings include interesting news of local political issues, activities, rallies, fundraisers, and local, state and federal elected officials’ appearances in Riverside County.  Progressive News! continues to add substantially to our growth as an organization.

We are registered with both the State of California and the Federal Elections Committee as a general-purpose Political Action Committee. We are growing in recognition and political influence. As we look forward to the coming years, we see our growth and influence extending from the Coachella Valley through Riverside County, Imperial County, and on to the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.

We invite you to stop by the Headquarters to meet our staff; all volunteers and committed Democrats. And please join us as we work together to build our Democratic majority in the Coachella Valley, Riverside County and beyond.